The Blue Jays (85-68) saw their five-game winning streak halted on Thursday night by the Yankees. However they still find themselves in a wild card position entering Friday's action, albeit by virtue of just half a game over the Rangers and Yankees. As such, the Blue Jays really need to at least take two out of three versus the Rays (94-60), although this is admittedly easier said than done. Last time the Blue Jays visited Tampa Bay they lost three of four, although they actually outscored the Rays 30-20 overall as a result of their 20-1 win in the second game of the series.
Probable starting pitchers
- Chris Bassitt (14-8) has been dependable all season for the Blue Jays, leading them in innings pitched and wins, while also being tied for the team lead with 19 quality starts. On the season he has produced a 3.78 ERA, 4.50 FIP and 1.201 WHIP in 31 starts. Last time out versus the Red Sox, Bassitt allowed four hits, three walks and just two runs in 7.0 innings, while striking out five in what was ultimately a Blue Jays win in extra innings.
- While not reaching his heights of previous seasons, Tyler Glasnow (9-6) has still been an excellent pitcher for the Rays in 2023. Overall, he has recorded a 3.53 ERA, 3.04 FIP and 1.094 WHIP in 19 starts. In his previous outing against the Orioles he struggled, tying his season-high of eight hits, while also giving up a couple of walks and six runs in 4.0 innings. (His four strikeouts also matched a season-low.)
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, September 22
- 1. RF George Springer
- 2. SS Bo Bichette
- 3. DH Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. 1B Cavan Biggio
- 5. C Alejandro Kirk
- 6. 3B Matt Chapman
- 7. CF Daulton Varsho
- 8. LF Whit Merrifield
- 9. 2B Santiago Espinal
Tampa Bay Rays starting lineup, September 22
- 1. 1B Yandy Diaz
- 2. LF Randy Arozarena
- 3. CF Josh Lowe
- 4. RF Harold Ramirez
- 5. 2B Issac Paredes
- 6. 3B Curtis Mead
- 7. DH Jonathan Aranda
- 8. SS Osleivis Basabe
- 9. C Rene Pinto
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time - 6:40 pm ET
- Sportsnet will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
- Rays fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Sun.
How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?
How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?
- The Blue Jays broadcast will be on Sportsnet 590.
- Rays fans can tune into the game on WDAE 620 AM/95.3 FM and WQBN/1300AM.